Give in to the simple pleasures of Slinkachu – a maestro of miniature worlds featuring slain bubble bees, monster-sized snacks and cigarette carton caves. If you’ve ever wondered what life feels like as the star of MicroCosmos (without actually having to sit through eighty minutes of a non-verbal French-new-wave-nature-documentary) then Slinkachu is for you.
The 'Little People Project' started in 2006 and involved “the remodeling and painting of miniature model train set characters” which Slinkachu then placed, photographed, and left on the street. Part installation, part photography project, the micro-scenes see cheese puffs transform into titanic tangerine boulders, bottle caps become sexy hot tubs. By shooting these miniature sets both in close up and at a distance, Slinkachu offers satisfying perspective on just how different the word looks from down low. The real questions is - how would you feel if you actually came across one of these? Confused? Amused? Hysterically over-excited? In Slinkachu’s own words:
"The scenes I set up, more evident through the photography and the titles I give these scenes aim to reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lost and overwhelmed. But underneath this, there is always some humour. I want people to be able to empathise with the tiny people in my works."
Immediate, gratifying, giggle-worthly.
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